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Celebrating the Luck of the Highrish: Keeping St. Patrick’s Day Green

March 17, 2022 08:00 am ET
Celebrating the Luck of the Highrish: Keeping St. Patrick’s Day Green

It’s here—the one day of the year that everyone dons a little (or a lot of) green and celebrates the Irish culture with some Guinness and shenanigans! The COVID-19 pandemic has put a damper on St. Patrick’s Day festivities the past two years, but the holiday’s biggest fans are getting back into the swing of things as pandemic restrictions expire around the U.S. and other parts of the globe.

St Patrick’s Day observes the passing of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. The holiday has grown into a celebration including music, dance, parades special foods, and lots and lots of green. Like, even the beer or ten that celebrators down is often dyed green.

While drinking to observe St Patrick’s Day is widely accepted, more and more folks have been saying no to alcohol these days. But that doesn’t mean the holiday needs to be boring. With cannabis legalization and destigmatization expanding across the U.S., many citizens have easy access to recreational cannabis. This St. Patrick’s Day, consider swapping your artificially green beer for some naturally green herb.

Cannabis-Infused St. Patrick’s Day

Cannabis and St. Patrick’s Day go hand in hand. Not only does cannabis fulfill the color requirements of the holiday, but consuming it should definitely get you in the mood to devour some corned beef and cabbage and other festive St Patrick’s Day dishes.

If smoking isn’t your forte, you can always try a cannabis-infused beverage or edible treats—and with the growing variety of cannabis-infused goodies being sold at dispensaries, odds are you can find something that’s green.

St. Patrick’s Day Strains

Any strain of cannabis is sure to get you in the holiday spirits, but we’ve identified a few that are extra perfect for St. Patty’s Day.

Lucky Charms

Lucky Charms is a frosted and magically delicious hybrid cannabis strain. Appalachia and The White come together to make this euphoric strain. This sweet fruity strain offers the perfect balance of indica and sativa to keep you going for any festive events.

Green Haze

This sweet sativa is a descendant of the classic Haze. This potent variety of cannabis is known to have a sweet, fruity flavor and woody aroma. Be careful with it, though, because it is known to spike an appetite and stimulate some serious munchies.

Green Goblin

Green Goblin is a great strain to help you celebrate St Patrick’s Day festivities. This funky sativa looks like it came out of a frosted green forest, with red hairs freckling the beautiful nugs. The flavor profile is funky, skunky, and pungent with a hint of diesel! If you’re looking to do a little river dancing, some Green Goblin will get you prancing.

Green Crack

This potent sativa is super uplifting and a popular favorite among consumers across the nation. The name says it all—Green Crack gives you a burst of energy. This variety of cannabis is known to have hints of tropical fruit mixed with a tangy pine-like finish.

Pot of Gold

Pot of Gold is a heavy-hitting indica. These pungent buds will have you smiling like a leprechaun with their tantalizing flavors of hashish mixed with candy and fruit. Be careful though—you might not be making it to any events due to some major couchlock.

Many Forms of Green to Celebrate

Regardless of how you choose to celebrate St Patrick’s Day this year, remember there are always alternatives to alcohol. Whatever you choose to consume, make sure you do so responsibly. Despite the fact that the world is more open right now than it has been in a long while, many folks might still choose to sit at home and enjoy an Irish movie—and what better way to do so than with some ganja in hand?

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